Meilen has no umlaut

House in MeilenDespite learning Swiss German, I still can’t describe where I live without evoking squints and blank stares. Why? I live in a town with an umlaut.

Meilen is just down the road from me, refreshingly free of vowels I can’t say and chock full of great spots for sketching.



How do you like them apples?

My grandfather used to finish all of his stories with that line “How do you like them apples?” and I thought of him as I was sketching this juicy “Jonagold” from Stäfa’s orchards.

Read a bit about my story in an interview with Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash by clicking on the sketch.